Thursday, November 15, 2007

Purrsday Night - Swheat Treats


This is Jax. Jax loves to eat. This has given him a big round belly. He thinks his belly is delicious and keeps the hair licked off of it. He is always hungry.

Here he is, begging to be let onto the screened porch where there have been delicious lizards lurking. He's not allowed to pounce lizards or any other thing that's still alive.

"Mmmmmmmm.... tasty crunchy lizards..."

Recently we have been attempting to switch our cat litter from evil clumping clay over to something less dusty and less chemical. Our tabby cat, Henry, has mild asthma so we are trying to improve things for him. We tried the Feline Pine but is was really a big texture difference (they wouldn't use it), so we tried the Swheat Scoop. It's made out of wheat, and not sure what else. So lately, I have been catching Jax trying to eat the Swheat! I think he has eaten some of it (clean litter, not used!!). I called Swheat, and they said that sometimes the cat will eat it for a few days, but it won't swell in their bellies or hurt them. I am always skeptical, and this guy doesn't need a bigger belly, we know that. I've read some things about the corn litter, and sometimes the cats will eat that too.

We just need a cat litter that is non-toxic, non-dusty, good for the environment, organic and hopefully not delicious. Maybe it's low-calorie. It's definitely high in fiber!


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8 comments:

emeraldeyes said...

I've used Yesterday's News, which is made of recycled newspaper. It's kind of pricey, and I know several people who put that on top of a layer of wood stove pellets, which are cheap but not as absorbent. Of course, these people all have bunnies, so maybe cat pee reacts differently than bunny juice.

enigma4ever said...

oh too funny..we too tried the wheat...but I slowly realized that the cat and the dog both viewed it as Snack food...which is well, like dry cookie mixture....it even smells vanilla... now about the lizards, I can see that they would look so tasty...to a cat....I have see our cat chase a frog and she used to try to chase our turtle too....I think they have different tastes....thanks for your suggestions for Xena....

Kay said...

Chaka (and the other 4 cats) really like the Swheat Scoop and so do I, overall.

I worry about gluten content. I don't think gluten is good for kitties.

Riley & Tiki said...

We use the corn stuff (World's Best Cat Litter) and have never tried to eat it, not even as little kittens.

konagod said...

poosies!

konagod said...

What's up with all that chop-licking? :lol:

Blueberry said...

He either has an oral fixation or sees the world as his personal snack tray.

Ptelea said...

My all-black kitty Pat (who has a nervous habit of licking his chops) has started licking bare spots on his front legs.